Jun 11, 2005

S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y--morning

The wife is at her laptop, formatting envelopes, growing increasingly frustrated with the vagaries of Microsoft Word. Eventually I figure out how to work around a stupid feature that automatically gives custom page sizes a 3-inch left margin, and a glaring deficiency in Samsung's printer driver that lets you rotate a page only in a 180-degree implement. And then Word stops working, inexplicably, and I have to figure out another workaround. I hate you, Microsoft.

Followed by brunch with Spooner Farms strawberries, Snoqualmie Falls Lodge pancakes, and Batdorf and Bronson coffee. The last is a huge clue that yes, I do live in Olympia.

(In fact, Joe, I'm no longer the only Greener in my family, since my wife was recently accepted to their undergraduate program. It's actually not a bad place to get an inexpensive degree, if you have a healthy bullshit detector.)

Oh, and I have a new goal in life: to write a book that meets my brother's critical approval, which is pretty darn stringent, as you know if you've been following his series of book reviews.

2 comments:

Captain Princess said...

What? I'm not family?

Joe Carter said...

***It's actually not a bad place to get an inexpensive degree...***

The first time I thought about getting out of the Marines was when I was in Olympia. At the time (mid 90's) I considered staying in that area and finishing my degree at ESU. I thought it would not only be interesting to be the only conservative on campus but would be a fine way to sharpen my own beliefs.

I ended up reenlisting and moving on but I've always been curious about what would have happened if I had taken that path.